Meet the
Friends of Gateway Green

Linda Robinson, Chair

Born in Portland and a resident of east Portland for more than 35 years, Linda is a community organizer with a passion for meaningful civic engagement. While Linda has many volunteer interests, her work has focused on parks. Linda was a founding member of the East Portland Parks Coalition, chairs both the Parks Committee for the Hazelwood Neighborhood Association and Parks Subcommittee for the Gateway Urban Renewal area, and was recently appointed to the Portland Parks Board. When not doing volunteer work, Linda enjoys gardening, quilting, photography, and birding.

Jeff Shindler, Secretary

Having visited the Pacific Northwest since he was a child, Jeff realized his dream of living in Portland in 2010. A strong believer in the benefits of social capital, Jeff has worked as a marketing executive and corporate event producer, managed political campaigns, and has served on boards and fundraising committees for non-profit organizations such as Partners for Homeownership and IMPRINTS for Families. He and his family love the great outdoors, and most weekends they can be found exploring Portland’s parks and hiking trails.

Ted Gilbert, Board Member

Since 1973, Ted has been involved in the acquisition, development, renovation and/or marketing of investment real estate. He is the Founder and Chairman of HOST Development, Inc., Co-Founder and Chairman of the Portland Affordable Housing Preservation Trust, is on the Board of Directors of the Albina Community Bancorp, and is a Member of the Gateway Regional Center Program Advisory Committee.  For recreation, Ted loves to run on the trails of Forest Park and Tryon Creek State Park.

Tom Archer, Board Member

Tom has lived in Portland since 1989 and is a partner in a local engineering and environmental consulting firm. He has been riding bikes as long as he can remember and spent several years building trails in the forests of Washington, Oregon and California as a way to pay for college. Tom has real passion for exploring ways in which we can lessen our impact on the planet and he truly believe bicycles can be part of the solution.

Jim Labbe, Board Member

Jim has over 20 years of experience in natural resource planning, research, and advocacy as a student, watershed council coordinator, consultant, citizen advocate and general Oregon enthusiast.  Jim represents Audubon in advocating for local and regional natural resource policies throughout the Portland-Metro region. In addition, Jim chairs the Coalition for a Livable Future's Natural Resource Working Group. Jim enjoys biking, tango dancing, playing music, and lollygagging in his garden.